Doublo Gold is an aesthetic machine that uses high-intensity focussed ultrasound (HIFU) technology to tighten skin and reduce fat in stubborn areas. It uses ultrasound energy to encourage collagen production, which results in firmer skin and gives a lift to the sagging skin. It is a painless treatment for skin tightening and facelift. It also helps in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, which gives your skin a smooth and attractive look. Doublo Gold also works in reducing the stubborn fat present in the body, thus helping in body contouring.
Hironic Doublo-Gold TM high power ultrasound can be focused on a targeted point to raise the temperature to 70-80°C. HIFU uses sonication (sound energy) to create this heat. This heat causes collagen remodelling and SMAS layer contraction to cause skin tightening and facelift.
The hybrid system in Doublo Gold helps in both face and body for skin tightening, lifting, and contouring. Multiple cartridges can treat specific areas of face and body which deliver ultrasound energy into the deeper layers of skin. Doublo Gold also helps in the treatment of stubborn fat present in the belly, thighs, legs, and buttocks.
Doublo Gold also helps in double chin contouring, under-eye bags and wrinkles, eyebrow lifting as well as in the treatment of neck and face wrinkles.
The effects are seen within a month and last quite a long time. It can last 8 – 12 months or more depending on the individual’s lifestyle. It is advised to get the repeat session done at least once every 6 months. In cases of very chubby faces, a second treatment may need to be given after 2 months. Gradual improvement is seen over 1 to 2 months.
Doublo Gold is a virtually painless lunchtime procedure. The power can be adjusted according to your tolerance, and there is virtually no downtime. Some slight redness or swelling may occur, but it subsides quickly. A light tingling sensation of the treated area may occur and generally goes off in some time. Rarely, you may experience temporary numbness or bruising, but these side effects usually go away after a few days.
How is Doublo Gold better than Thermage(radiofrequency skin tightening) or laser skin tightening?
|HIFU (Duoblo Gold)||RF (Thermage)||LASER|
|Number of Treatment needed for good effect||1 Time||2-3 Times||5 Times|
|Treatment Time||15 Min||30 Min||10~15 Min|
|Effect time||6-12 Months||5-6 Month||2~3Months|
|Depth||Reaches up to subcutaneous fat and muscle (SMAS) layer 4.5 mm face and 13mm body contouring||Reaches up to lower dermis Below 3mm||Reaches up to superficial or mid dermis1.5mm|
|Cost effective||Pocket friendly||Costly||Costly|
Immediately after HIFU 5-10% skin tightening and facelift is visible. The optimum effect starts in 30-45 days and keeps ongoing for about 6-8 months. According to a study done on an Asian population, HIFU is a safe, effective, and non-invasive procedure improves facial wrinkles and skin laxity in Asian skin. It is particularly useful for clinical improvement in the jawline, cheek, and perioral areas. HIFU is also beneficial for neck rejuvenation with a high safety profile. Also, it is one of the safety procedures for non- invasive body contouring with excellent and long-lasting effects.
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- Jewell ML, Weiss RA, Baxter RA et al. Safety and tolerability of high-intensity focused ultrasonography for non-invasive body sculpting: 24-week data from a randomized, sham-controlled study. Aesthet Surg J. 2012; 32(7):868–876.